Spring flooding: Status on roads and upcoming recovery measures
Gatineau, May 14, 2017.
– Gatineau is continuing its progress on the recovery plan and watching the situation closely.
Status on streets
Following inspections, close to a dozen streets have changed statuses today. Complete details are found on the map of affected streets.
Refuse containers for household waste
Gatineau is providing flood victims with refuse containers for household waste at the following locations:
|●||At the intersection of Saint-Louis and Moreau streets (near 1336 Saint-Louis Street)|
|●||On Du Como Court (at the entrance of La Baie Park, via St-Antoine Street)|
|●||At the intersection of De Versailles and Watt streets|
|●||On Du Quai Street (in the boat launch parking)|
|●||On De La Gappe Boulevard, at the intersections of Carmen and/or Oxfort|
|●||At the intersection of East and Saint-André streets|
|●||At the intersection of Sabourin and Watt streets|
Residents are asked to consult the map of affected streets to find out about the various locations.
As a reminder, container rental for residents is covered by ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec's government assistance program for individuals and businesses affected by the flood.
It should be noted that flood victims will not be limited to six (6) items during the regular garbage collection for the next two weeks.
From Tuesday, May 16, there will be special collections for construction and demolition waste in the affected areas where streets are no longer flooded and have been secured by municipal services. Flooded residents are asked to separate construction and demolition debris from sandbags and household waste. These debris will have to be placed on the inside of the property edge (in the right-of-way) and not on the street or sidewalk. Information concerning special collections for bulky metal refuse will be announced shortly.
Statistics and quick facts
|●||Number of home visits carried out by firefighters (since May 1): 3,978 visits|
- It should be noted that firefighters are visiting homes more than once in the majority of cases (up to 7 visits).
- Number of recovery visits carried out by firefighters (May 13): 680 visits
|●||Persons registered at the centres for flood victims: 1,591|
- Jean-René-Monette: 1414 / Masson-Angers: 177
|●||Number of sandbags picked up by the Canadian Armed Forces on May 14: 22,000|
|●||Non-emergency call centre (311): More than 14,803 calls from May 1 to May 14 (3 p.m.)|
Webpage on spring flooding
Impacts on traffic and map of flooded streets, refuse container locations and sandbag distribution sites
Hazardous household waste